Congressional Republicans have been sure to show how angry they are throughout the impeachment process. Jim Jordan does so by rarely wearing a jacket. Matt Gaetz prefers to use snark and incredulity while interviewing witnesses. And a whole lot of Republicans have made sure to yell throughout the process.
NBC News’ Kurt Bardella visite Morning Joe on Thursday to discuss his recent column about all of the GOP noise. While discussing the topic with him, host Joe Scarborough likened the Republican yelling to the character Brick Tamland from the Anchorman movie series.
Bardella said that the constant yelling is a way to distract from the facts of the case. He told Scarborough, “We’ve seen time and again with all these proceedings Republicans fall back on the same strategy which is to yell as frequently as possible and loudly as possible in the hopes that nobody will notice that they have not described this call with Zelinsky as a perfect call. That they’ve not once talked about defending the substance of what the president is accused of.”
Scarborough then blasted Jordan, saying, “You know, you can roll up your shirt sleeves and take off your jacket as long as you want to. You can do this us versus them flyover space crap, I invented that, all right.”
The host continued, “Me and a lot of other guys invented that while you were going around at Ohio State and working with that guy Quinn or quil or whatever his name was that was doing bad things to wrestlers that he shouldn’t have done while other people were turning their heads. Let’s not try that flyover space garbage.”
Following the segment, the show played a clip from Anchorman where all the characters yell for no reason. Watch below, courtesy of MSNBC:
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